May 3, 2013 9:12 AM by Garrett Boyd

US military plane crashes in Kyrgyzstan


BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan (AP) - The emergencies ministry in Kyrgyzstan (KEER'-gih-stan) says a U.S. military plane has crashed in the country.

Kyrgyzstan hosts a U.S. base that is used for troops transiting into and out of Afghanistan and for C-135 tanker planes that refuel warplanes in flight.

A ministry official who did not give his name said the plane crashed Friday afternoon near a village about 100 miles (west of the base.

The head of the region that tells The Associated Press that the plane broke into three pieces when it crashed into an uninhabited area.

The U.S. base, called the Manas Transit Center, said it had no immediate information.



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